Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries (G.U.L.F.) Responsible Fisheries Management Standard v1.2

United States

Tool Type


Risk Type


Feed Ingredients

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Animal proteins (LAP/PAP)

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Aquaculture trimmings

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Oil palm

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Single-cell proteins (SCP)

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Vitamins & minerals

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Wild capture fisheries

What is it?

Created and owned by the Audubon Nature Institute, The G.U.L.F. Responsible Fisheries Management Certification Standard is a tool for use in the evaluation of U.S. fisheries.

The G.U.L.F. RFM Standard is divided into five sections. 

  • The Fisheries Management System; 
  • Data Collection, Stock Assessment, and Scientific Advice; 
  • Management Objectives for the Stock; 
  • Precautionary Approach; and
  • Serious Impacts of the Fishery on the Ecosystem